Have You Read H.R.45 Yet?

January 10, 2009

Here’s part of it, from the “definitions” section. Introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush, from (where else) Illinois.

Copied from:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.45:

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    (a) In General- In this Act:
    • (1) FIREARM; LICENSED DEALER; LICENSED MANUFACTURER; STATE- The terms `firearm’, `licensed dealer’, `licensed manufacturer’, and `State’ have the meanings given those terms in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code.
    • (2) QUALIFYING FIREARM- The term `qualifying firearm’ has the meaning given the term in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, as amended by subsection (b) of this section.
    (b) Amendment to Title 18, United States Code- Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    • `(36) The term `qualifying firearm’–
      • `(A) means–
        • `(i) any handgun; or
        • `(ii) any semiautomatic firearm that can accept any detachable ammunition feeding device; and
      • `(B) does not include any antique.’.

SEC. 101. LICENSING REQUIREMENT.

    Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    `(aa) Firearm Licensing Requirement-
    • `(1) IN GENERAL- It shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to possess a qualifying firearm on or after the applicable date, unless that person has been issued a firearm license–
      • `(A) under title I of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, which license has not been invalidated or revoked under that title; or
      • `(B) pursuant to a State firearm licensing and record of sale system certified under section 602 of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, which license has not been invalidated or revoked under State law.
    • `(2) APPLICABLE DATE- In this subsection, the term `applicable date’ means–
      • `(A) with respect to a qualifying firearm that is acquired by the person before the date of the enactment of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, 2 years after such date of enactment; and
      • `(B) with respect to a qualifying firearm that is acquired by the person on or after the date of the enactment of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, 1 year after such date of enactment.’.

There you have it. There is more disturbing stuff in this bill, and this is but one of several bills introduced in the past couple of days, but this should stir your interest enough to to look at some of what the new batch of employees have been up to. I guess they intend to “serve” The People by eliminating as many rights as possible. It’s what defines ‘tyranny.’

H.R. 45 is a national firearm licensing law, all bundled and delivered from (surprise!) Illinois. And what does it cover? ANY handgun, and any rifle that accepts removable magazines. So, I guess AK-47s are out, but an SKS is alright. And an M1A is restricted, but an M1 Garand is exempt. Well, nobody ever claimed that the anti-rights people used anything resembling “logic.”

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